Dinner at the Top of Dallas and My Favorite Place to Be

Hi friends! How is your week going?  This week has been pretty good over here as we have been getting ready for our upcoming travels and somehow I ended up with a million appointments this week, but hey, I will be happy once Friday comes! 

Last night I was going through my pictures and I know I recently mentioned that my husband and I just celebrated our 1 year anniversary, but I forgot to show you pictures from our celebration.  My husband just told me to be ready by 6, but that it was a surprise where we were going.  He even made sure to keep the destination a secret with our Uber driver.  

Once we turned into the parking lot of Reunion Tower, I knew we were going to Wolfgang Puck’s Asian inspired restaurant Five Sixty located 50 stories up on the top of the rotating tower.  I snapped this picture of the tower a few days ago.  The view from below…

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The view from up top… 

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The restaurant rotates 360 degrees in one hour so throughout our meal, we got to see views of the whole city, which was pretty neat!

We ordered a rainbow roll to split and my husband couldn’t resist the dumplings.  

I got the scallops for my entree and they were incredible!  My husband got some type of fish, but I’ll spare you the picture since it came with the head! 🙂  The food was amazing!

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When we were back in Indiana two weekends ago, my in-laws pulled the top layer of our wedding cake out of the freezer and sent us home with it.  My husband has been having a piece for dessert for the last week… 

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You guys probably know by now that my doggies and spending time on our boat are two of my favorite things.  Well, probably needless to say, but my husband has the same love for both as well.  When we first met 7 and a half years ago, doggies and boating/lake time were the two things that instantly connected us and and have kept us connected ever since.  I mean, I can understand (kind of) that some people don’t love water, but if you don’t love dogs, I’m not sure we can be friends. 😉 

We have been soaking up a lot of lake time (our doggies included… they love the boat) this summer as we aren’t sure how much more time we will have in Dallas (my husband’s work moves us every couple of years).  

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We spent Monday evening on the lake and it was so nice.  The water is so refreshing right now and the weather is getting a tiny bit cooler (think 95 instead of 102 ;)).  My husband has been wakeboarding as much as possible and I just love cuddling with my pups in the sunshine.  We are so blessed.  

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Have a great day! 

Questions:

  1. Favorite animal?
  2. Are you a dessert person?
  3. What will you miss the most about summer?

Weekend Recap 1.18.16

Good Morning!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  We had quite the eventful weekend with a lot of relaxation thrown in as well.  It was amazing.  I just got back from a 6AM body pump class, which is always a great start to my week!  I’ll leave you with some pictures from our fun weekend!

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Sunday started with a big green smoothie with spinach, flax seeds, banana, frozen mango, pineapple, grapes, strawberries, and coconut water. 

Yum!

And two rice cakes, with avocado and eggs on top (salt, pepper, and chili powder) a little later!

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Ralph and Kalie sitting with my sister! too cute!

They love her!

Sunday we went downtown to go up Reunion Tower that oversees the entire city.

The ball has lights on the outside that light up for different holidays and sporting events in Dallas.  

Me and the hubs.

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Us and my brother-in-law.

The architecture inside the building was really neat!

The views from the observation deck at the top were pretty great.  (I wanted to walk up it, but you have to ride an elevator.. so much for those extra steps!)

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It’s a little hard to tell in the picture, but at the Omni hotel in the distance (the darker building), there were people swimming in the rooftop pool (let’s hope it was heated).

You can walk all the way around the sphere and see all angles of the city.

You can’t really see us, but the view is pretty great!

And again.

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Inside you could play on these screens and we had fun trying to find our neighborhood.

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Life-size Christmas ornaments outside the Omni hotel.  

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Lots to do today!  Let’s make this Monday a good one!! Have a great week!

Questions:

  1. What did you do this weekend? 
  2. Did you have any yummy meals?
  3. Do you have to work today or do you get the holiday off?